I Just Want to See His Face

Composers: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards & Mick Taylor
Recording date: December 1971-March 1972       Recording location: Sound Studios, Los Angeles, USA
Producer: Jimmy Miller      Chief engineers: Andy Johns & Joe Zagarino
Never performed onstage


Probable line-up:

Drums: Charlie Watts
Upright acoustic double bass: Bill Plummer
Lead vocal: Mick Jagger
Background vocals: Clydie King, Venetta Fields & Jesse Kirkland
Electric piano: Keith Richards and Nicky Hopkins
Maracas: Jimmy Miller
Tambourine: Jimmy Miller
Handclaps: ---
 

Can I get a witness?
Can I get a witness?

That's all right
That's all right
That's all right

Sometimes you want no trouble, sometimes you feel so down
Let this music relax you mind
Can you feel it relax your mind?
Stand up and be counted, yeah

Can I get a witness?


Sometimes you need somebody, if you have somebody to love
Sometimes you ain't got nobody and you want somebody to love, yes
 
All right

Then you don't want to walk and talk about Jesus
You just want to see His face
You don't want to walk and talk about Jesus
You just want to see His face

You just want to see His face
You just want to see His face
You just want to see His face - oh yes...
You just want to see His face
 
 

TrackTalk

I Just Want to See His Face was a jam with Charlie and Mick Taylor. I don't know who's playing keyboards, maybe I am. I don't even know what album it was on. That was on Exile? I think it was just a trio originally, though other people might have been added eventually. It was a complete jam. I just made the song up there and then over the riff that Charlie and Mick were playing. That's how I remember it, anyway. I'd forgotten about that one.

- Mick Jagger, 1992


I'm just playing the Doubting Thomas. I don't think it's a particularly rare idea.

- Mick Jagger, 1992


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